York

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Arcadia Publishing, 2005 - History - 128 pages
York has been America's historic crossroads since the town was laid out in 1741. From 1777 through 1778, it was the seat of American government from which the Second Continental Congress led the fledgling nation. Less than a

century later, York became the largest northern town occupied by the Confederate army. Gilded Age prosperity created a vibrant and growing town throughout the first half of the twentieth century. York showcases this period with a

unique collection of vintage postcards. Travel back to an era of trolley cars, five-and-dimes, downtown department stores, and high-style buildings that all helped to define this

dynamic community.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Business and Industry
19
Public Buildings
45
Around York
59
Streetscapes
77
Parks
93
Codorus Creek
109
Bibliography
127
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About the author (2005)

Scott D. Butcher is a lifelong resident of York County and an active participant in the community, having served on the boards of directors for Main Street York, Historic York, the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Leadership York. He has written extensively about York and York County for visitor's guides, relocation guides, architectural features, and Web sites.

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